I vividly remember walking into a visit at the foster agency with my girlfriend, bringing clothes for my son. Twice, I corrected a worker who was misgendering my partner, calling her “he” and not “she” because of her attire.
Posts Tagged: LGBTQ
Texas Governor Abbott has called on professionals and members of the public to report parents whose children receive gender-affirming care to “child protective” services. This transphobic and homophobic policing is using mandated reporting and the family policing system to enact violence on children and families. Rise supports trans youth, their parents/caregivers and medical providers of essential gender-affirming care. Parents should be supported in—not punished for—caring for their trans children! Rise calls for an end to mandated reporting, policing and punishment.
As we celebrate Pride, Rise recognizes the need to continue to fight for societal changes to support the rights, safety, health and joy of LGBTQ people and communities.
Family support and acceptance are important to the health and well being of LGBTQ children. Parents may be seeking information and resources to support their LGBTQ-identifying children with being safe and affirmed and thriving in their homes, schools and communities. Rise has put together a brief list of resources that may be of interest to LGBTQ parents and parents of LGBTQ children and youth, including NYC and national organizations.